Grab rock, pull up.

If anyone could explain life in the vertical world, it would be stonemaster John Long in his 5th edition of How to Rock Climb. This book covers all the basics of rock climbing, including the required equipment (and some optional tools of the trade), various techniques (crack, face, and footwork, footwork, footwork), and the proper ways to stay safe out there. Most importantly, Long illustrates how to properly climb in nature without leaving a trace in over three hundred colorful, radical climbing photos.

  • Instruction book explains how to thrive in the vertical world
  • 5th edition includes more than three hundred color photographs
  • Covers equipment, techniques, training, anchors, belaying, and ethics
  • Reviews
  • Q & A